Tree killings under scrutiny

By KRYSTEN BOOTHbooth@gladstoneobserver.com.au

WHILE many people in Gladstone push an environmentally friendly line, some are killing trees across the city.

Gladstone City Council has threatened to crack down on people who are found deliberately poisoning trees they don't own.

Parks and recreation manager Brent Braddick said four trees in Adelaide Street had been poisoned with three of them doomed.

'There's been other trees around town that have been poisoned because people feel that council won't take them out, Mr Braddick said.

'If people have a problem with a tree on council property they should contact council.'

He said council would not hesitate prosecuting people found illegally poisoning trees.

'We want to make it clear that the trees are council property,' Mr Braddick said.

'If we can find evidence about how this happened we will follow through.'

Anyone with information can phone the council on 4970 0700.



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